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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 30 December 2012

By 29 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 December 2011 to 1 January 2012. ]

Canberra might feel like a ghost town, but hey, I’m here, you’re here, and a legion of idiots will steam into Civic on New Years Eve regardless.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Christmas Eve at the Carillon

By 19 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 December 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

The NCA is letting us know their annual Christmas Eve at the Carillon is kicking off for the eleventh time.

The free concert will feature a range of Christmas music performed by local carillonists, Astrid Bowler and Susan Antcliff.

NCA Exhibition Facilities Manager, Seona Doherty said the Christmas Eve performance will be a wonderful celebration of [...]

1601, An Ephemeral Exhibition

By 15 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 December 2011 to 23 December 2011. ]

1601 is the name of a bare penthouse apartment perched high above the lake, as well as an ephemeral exhibition happening there this week.

In a concrete shell with sublime views hangs 50 works by prestigious local artists. Stacked on milk-crates and immersed in natural light, this industrial-style exhibition achieves three purposes:

- to exhibit and [...]

Behind the Lines at Museum of Australian Democracy

By 15 December 2011

[ 14 December 2011 to 29 March 2012. ]

The annual exhibit of political cartoons, Behind the Lines, opened yesterday at MAD.

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s wonderful tradition of political cartooning. Published in newspapers, journals and online, cartoons are part of the public record of a nation’s political life. Each cartoon is a snapshot of the major events and personalities of the last year. [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 December 2011

By 15 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 December 2011 to 18 December 2011. ]

It’s not yet Christmas, and there’s plenty to see and do around town.

So over to you Rioters, what’s worth leaving the house for in Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Wall Works (a preview) – ANCA Art Gellery 7-22 December 2011

By 13 December 2011

[ 7 December 2011 12:00 pm to 22 December 2011 11:00 am. ] Last week I was given a heads-up by an artist friend about an exhibition on at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) Gallery in Dickson. Apparently ANCA are repainting the gallery over the new year period and have invited a select group of artists to use the walls of the gallery [...]

Outdoor speed chess! 2011 ACTCA Rapidplay Championship

By 11 December 2011

[ 17 December 2011; ] Where: City Walk, Canberra City (outside Chicken Gourmet/King O’Malleys)
When: Saturday 17 December 2011
What time: 11:00 am start – register from 10:30am
Format: 7 round swiss
Time control: G/15m
Entry Fees: $10 ($5 for juniors)
Prizes: First prize minimum $100, other prizes based on total entries

For further info visit

Maiden Oz: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show

By 9 December 2011

[ 17 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

MAIDEN OZ: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show: Sat 17th December, The Transit Bar, Canberra City.

A huuuuuuuge night of Maiden, featuring all the classic hits, a few surprises, and a very special guest.

Tickets are available via moshtix or at the door (the venue only fits 200 punters -so get in early before it sells out). [...]

Elixir of Love. Comic opera at the ANU Arts Theatre

By 9 December 2011

[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ]

The Canberra Opera Workshop is putting on a performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love this weekend.

Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love), written in 1832, will be set in a mid C19th Italian village.

It is customary, even expected, that C21st productions of classics should relocate or update their settings. Our decision to [...]


By 8 December 2011

[ 23 December 2011; ]

A Thunderous Drum Roll (like the pounding fists of Jean-Claude Van Damm) announces the return of The World’s Greatest Rock Pop Band™ CELL BLOCK ’69!!! Unbelievably, the band appear to be reforming for the 10th year in a row to perform a LAST EVER WORLD TOUR™ in Canberry on December 23rd.

Tickets available through [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 December 2011

By 8 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ]

The year draws to a close, the students are heading home, but the Christmas festivities are just hotting up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Tugger salvos do carols in Town Park

By 6 December 2011

[ 18 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Salvation Army have let us know about their caroling plans for Tuggeranong Town Park.

Community activities are an important ingredient in “building community” and the Salvation Army’s Carols in Town Park – Tuggeranong has developed into a large and great event to Celebrate Christmas – the Christmas Story and Community with in excess of [...]

New Years in the City

By 5 December 2011

[ 31 December 2011; ]

Events ACT have published details of the show they’re putting on for those who remain in town this New Year’s Eve.

The city will be in party mode on New Year’s Eve with two celebrations to bring in 2012.

Civic Square will play host to a family-friendly music line-up while Garema Place brings in the New Year [...]

Comedy Club Christmas Special

By 5 December 2011

[ 7 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s the last Comedy Club at Civic Pub for the year and almost Christmas time so in the festive spirit we’re letting heaps of local comedians get up for short sets. Should be a fun night.

Hosted by Jay Sullivan, the night will feature short sets from Marcus Amann, Jasper Burfoot, Kale Bogdanovs, [...]

The 17th Santa Claus Bar Crawl is on 16 December 2011.

By 4 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

Word has reached us that the Santa Bar Crawl for 2011 is kicking of on 16 December.

It’s a great way to meet people, get silly, go to bars you normally wouldn’t darken the door of, buy website editors drinks (very important tradition trust me on this, it brings luck).

There’s a facebook event up for it [...]

World of Women’s Cinema

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 December 2011 at 2:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

The National Film & Sound Archive has announced their “World of Women Film Festival”

The World of Women Film Festival touring program, now in its 17th year, returns to Arc Cinema this fortnight, presenting the best short films made by Australian women filmmakers. It’s a rare opportunity for Canberra audiences to see this year’s selection of [...]

Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 December 2011 to 26 February 2012. ]

The ANU is letting us know a collection of their rare fossils will be on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

The fossils come from the ANU’s collection and were gathered from the Wee Jasper area.

The exhibition will run from 3 December to 26 February next year.

Canberra hosting Australian triathlon championships

By 1 December 2011

[ 18 December 2011 11:00 am to 29 January 2012 11:00 am. ] With Lake Burley Griffin being open for the first time in three years, Canberra will host an Australian triathlon championship and a World Championship qualifying race over the summer. 

On 18 December, the World Champs qualifier will be held over the Olympic distance (1500 metre swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) at Acton Ferry.  On 29 January, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 December 2011

By 1 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 December 2011 to 4 December 2011. ]

The rains have cleared, the weather is glorious, the forecast is pretty good.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Mt Stromlo Observatory Open Day this Sunday

By 1 December 2011

[ 4 December 2011 at 12:00 am; ] Mt Stromlo Observatory will be open to the public during its Annual Open Day this Sunday 4th December 2011 10am to 4pm. Entry to the event is free.

Mt Stromlo Observatory is the research headquarters for the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It’s home to the country’s leading research in optical and [...]

Eco Christmas Market – Think & Shop Outside the Gift Box this Christmas!

By 30 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 10:00 am; ] Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can give a little too much away.

The Canberra Environment Centre’s inaugural Eco Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday 10th December from 10am – 4pm at the Canberra Environment Centre (Cnr Lawson Cres & Lennox Crossing, Acton, by the National Museum), and is [...]

67th Carols by Candlelight

By 29 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Carols by Candlelight has been bringing the joy of Christmas to Canberran families for more than six decades, and Woden Valley Youth Choir would like to invite you and your family to share in the spirit of Christmas at Commonwealth Park on 14 December.

Ian McLean will again host the event, and Woden Valley Youth Choir [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling Saturday December 3rd

By 28 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Pro Wrestling Alliance returns to the Woden Tradies, Saturday December 3rd for it’s final show for 2011.

A huge main event has already been announced as the number 1 contender for the PWA National title Ahmed Iblis challenges Crofty for his PWA National Championship.

A huge interstate challenge will also take place. Three of the best [...]

Ray Martin: The stories behind the legends

By 26 November 2011

[ 1 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; 1 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Ray Martin will be giving a free public lecture at the ANU next week.

Canberra Times ANU Literary Event, Meet the Author Series 2011

Award-winning journalist Ray Martin, one Australia’s most loved personalities, brings together some of his most memorable interviews in his latest book, Ray Martin’s Favourites: The stories behind the legends

Ray Martin’s Favourites offers an [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.

At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]

Jay Sullivan’s European Vacation at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 23 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 to 3 December 2011. ]

Facebook informed me of this and it seemed too good not to share:

My new solo show. 2 NIGHTS ONLY! Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Check out the poster. 2nde and 3rd.

Kale Bogdanovs and other special guests will help me paint a picture of Europe.

I’m starting to get excited…

The Australian Beer Pong Squad’s Launch Party & Tournament! Saturday 3 December @ The Lighthouse!

By 21 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]


 This will be the FIRST big beer pong event hosted here in the ACT!


- Come down to check out the sport and what it’s all about, play a game or two, or just have a beverage or ten [...]

Eyes to the Sky, Knights of the Spatchcock, Point of View, Delinquent @ The Basement

By 18 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia

More info

18+ ID required

8pm doors open for 9pm start

Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids


9pm Delinquent (Nowra)

10pm Eyes to the Sky

11pm Knights of the Spatchcock

12am Point of View


The Basement

The Basement Kitchen

Mudd Nicole O’brien

An Introduction to MPS (Management PseudoScience): Or Why a Hard Nose is No Protection for a Soft Head

By 18 November 2011

[ 13 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: John Smyrk

Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601

Free Admission

The field of management has provided particularly rich soil for the cultivation and propagation of nonsense.  This observation lies in sharp contrast to the common perceptions of managers as cold, hard, evidence-based decision makers.  Entire cottage industries [...]

Mr. Fibby’s Excellently Disappointing Wireless Adventure Time! Kicks off on 2XX this weekend

By 17 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 17 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; ]

Where do arts grants go?

Facebook has the details of one of the more accessible outcomes:



Join Mr. Fibby, [...]

Lighting of the Christmas Tree 2011

By 16 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

For the many of you into this sort of thing Events ACT are letting you know that the Civic Square lighting of the Christmas Tree is good to go.

Christmas festivities are sure to entertain the entire family with the official start of the festive season at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Civic [...]

A Mighty Day – Christmas Concert with the Resonants Choir, 3rd December

By 15 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

The Resonants choir are getting in early this year to celebrate the Christmas season with an evening concert of sacred and secular choral music. The concert is entitled ‘A Mighty Day’ – and will feature Christmas songs, carols and highlights from Handel’s Messiah.  The program will include unaccompanied and accompanied pieces with organ, clarinet and [...]

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